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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:13 AM

NASA’s Mars Rover Curiosity Captures Image Of Strange Shiny Metallic Looking Object



A recent image ... shows a shiny, metallic ... object protruding out of a rock. The image was taken on January 30, 2013, by Curiosity’s Mastcam ...

... it appears to be a piece of iron, that hasn’t been oxidized ...

... it’s ... around 0.5 cm tall ...



http://planetsave.com/2013/02/07/nasas-mars-rover-curiosity-captures-image-of-strange-shiny-metallic-looking-object/

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Reply NASA’s Mars Rover Curiosity Captures Image Of Strange Shiny Metallic Looking Object (Original post)
struggle4progress Feb 2013 OP
hlthe2b Feb 2013 #1
struggle4progress Feb 2013 #4
hlthe2b Feb 2013 #7
Ian David Feb 2013 #2
struggle4progress Feb 2013 #6
yesphan Feb 2013 #3
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2013 #8
yesphan Feb 2013 #9
pscot Feb 2013 #5
knitter4democracy Feb 2013 #10
DainBramaged Feb 2013 #11

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:15 AM

1. that's 0.5 cm? Wow, I can't perceive any relative size perspective, it seems...

Interesting....

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:21 AM

4. dunno. i haven't found an article about the feature, that i really like

though one article actually included this photo


Curiosity rover discovers a new shiny thing sticking out of a rock on Mars
http://www.slashgear.com/curiosity-rover-discovers-a-new-shiny-thing-sticking-out-of-a-rock-on-mars-07268432/

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:24 AM

7. LOL

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:19 AM

2. What Is This Shiny Metallic Thing Found On Mars?

What Is This Shiny Metallic Thing Found On Mars?

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NASA suspects that this may be piece of rover hardware, but they are not sure yet. Can it be some screw that got loose and fell off the rover? Just in case, Curiosity's team will wait until they get the close up of the object. That will help them "in assessing possible impact, if any, to sampling activities."
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More:
http://gizmodo.com/5950185/what-is-this-shiny-metallic-thing-found-on-mars

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Response to Ian David (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:22 AM

6. iirc that turned out to be a shred of plastic that fell off curiosity

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:20 AM

3. Looks like

a pull tab to me.

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Response to yesphan (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 10:37 AM

8. wonder what happens to Mars if you pull the tab...

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 02:18 PM

9. Pffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff.............

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 09:21 AM

5. Too small for a survey marker

Unless Martians are really tiny.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Thu Feb 7, 2013, 08:43 PM

10. It's part of the rear buffer panel.

I'm a leaf on the wind.

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Response to knitter4democracy (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 09:51 PM

11. I'm a leaf on the wind.

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